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Salsa Verde Honey Lime Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas Bake


When you're on a series that's been cancelled, there's a little bit of a stink on you.


Hank Azaria

Interesting little fact about me...

I binge watch TV. As in, I download complete seasons and then sit and watch them all  over a short period of time. By doing this, I get all caught up with the characters and treat them like friends. Yes I realize that that's a bit weird but honestly when Dawson Creek was over or Gilmore Girls I felt like I was losing a friend. I find that if I watch TV shows over time, once every week, I don't get as invested, but when I watch 13 episodes in a week, when I'm done those 13 episodes the story lines consume my thoughts. 

Totally weird and creepy I know. When shows get cancelled I have a hard time watching the final episode because that's like a final goodbye and I'm not very good with those. Now that I think about it, this never used to be a problem and is now, hmmmmmm. See writing a blog is so much better than therapy lol.

So, I have a file on my computer called TV shows and in that file are other files. It's like my lists of things to do today, things to do tomorrow, things to do next week, things to do this month, things to do this year, things to do in five years, things to do over my lifetime... yeah so it's like that but these are folders and inside my TV folder is one folder  called THE END. In that folder are all the shows that have been canceled and I am still too upset about that fact, to watch them. Sometimes I throw caution to the wind and watch one. 

A while back I watched the series finale of the Carrie Diaries another show that I binge watched so by the time we got to end I was totally invested in these teenage characters becoming my Sex and the City characters and it was really well acted actually, but anyways, I did watch it and I said goodbye. I was very proud of myself. LOL

I still have the finale of Fringe waiting for me :) Then there's shows like Revolution. I'm still on season one, I think it got canceled in season 3 but I know 1 day I will watch it and then I'll feel sad.  I also have Bomb Girls on there, another series that I really liked. I have the last episode of Smash... still can't do it, the last episode of Go On, that 30 minutes comedy with Matthew Perry, in fact, you know every Matthew Perry show gets canceled and they're all good, it's really sucky. For a while there I had Emily Owens, another great show with the girl from Off the Map, hello??? Off the Map, good show I don't know what it is now, seems like they don't even give the shows a chance. Every new show I'm just PVRing at this point until someone tells me in nine episodes which ones are going to be canceled. I don't want to invest because I don't want to get attached to shows that get canceled so prematurely. 

So for the past couple weeks I've been binge watching Dallas. I had a few episodes left of season 1. I got through season 2 the other night – I have no worries about the show being canceled it is fantastic! The acting is great, the writing is awesome, it's fast-paced, it is good :) it's everything that a night soap opera should be. 

Bam.

On Saturday night I go to a gossip sites and it's been canceled! Are you kidding me??? I am super upset about this one and the worst part is I was just finished the first episode of the 3rd season which means I have 12 more episodes to get invested, just to know it's going to end. 

I feel like I'm in a Mandy Moore movie. Is it sadistic to keep watching or will I feel at the end that it is truly the end?? Will it be enough? They didn't know it was the end so it'll leave on a cliffhanger should I just stop watching now? But I would be missing all those good story lines and they're just all such beautiful people I mean they are really pretty people!!!

Do you see my problem?

Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh so...

This is akward...

When I have company coming I always try to do something a little bit special to let them know that I was thinking of them. 

My Winnipeg Besty does this when I come in by making sure that she has Rootbeer stocked up, even though I don't drink pop very often it's really nice because she knows that that's my favorite pop if I'm going to have a drink. When I go visit my sister she used to have my International Delight stocked in the fridge, now I don't use that anymore so she always has something else special like Honey Nut Cheerios for the girls :) the thought is there and I always feel special because of it. 

When everyone came in for my brother's birthday this summer and I made fish tacos I bought some Mexican green sauce from the store because I saw that my BIL used it last time we are in Cochrane. Yeah, I know I'm totally lame but it's the small things that make people feel really good or at least they make me feel good LOL. 

Right away he noticed and right away he used it so I did good! Yeah that's me patting my own back lol point is, is this is how much he used,



and now I have this bottle in my fridge of something I will never use again ha ha ha ha :)

So, I found this recipe that uses Salsa Verde which is basically the same thing as green Mexican sauce apparently. So thanks to my BIL tonight we are having a yummy Mexican chicken enchiladas! 

Salsa Verde Honey Lime Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas Bake
Adapted from Carlsbad Cravings

3 chicken breasts
1 cup chicken stock 

Marinade:
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 16 oz. bottle salsa verde
8 flour tortillas
1 cup roasted corn
1 can of black beans, rinsed
2 1/2 cups Tex Mex cheese, shredded

Garnish
Sour Cream
Cilantro

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and rippling. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3-5 minutes,



or until golden brown on one side. 



Flip the chicken over, then add 1 cup of chicken broth to the skillet. Cover and reduce heat to medium and simmer 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked though and tender enough to shred, adding additional chicken broth/water if the liquid evaporates too quickly.



Remove chicken from skillet and let rest 5 minutes before shredding.



In a large bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients 



then add the shredded chicken. 



Let marinate 10 minutes.



Meanwhile, lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with Pam and pour ¼ cup salsa verde evenly over the bottom (it will barely cover).



Lightly toast tortillas in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 30 seconds per side. 



After chicken has been sitting 10 minutes, Add the beans and the corn to the chicken and mix it up. 


Begin assembling enchiladas by filling each tortilla evenly with chicken/bean/corn filling and 2 cups of cheese. Roll up each tortilla and place, seam side down, in the salsa verde coated baking dish. 



Repeat process until all tortillas are filled.

Pour the remaining salsa verde sauce over the enchiladas and cover with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.


Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes then broil until cheese is golden.







This was good! It was even better the next day :) So make lots LOL
The Seasoned Homemaker

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